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NoSpam! Image Enhancement (New version of No Spam! for Custom Image Verification)
Mod Version: 1.0, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (25 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 202
Released: 27 Jun 2011 Last Update: 24 Jun 2012 Downloads: 1230
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Anti-SPAM Tool.



This is an enhanced version of the popular NoSpam! mod by antialiasis for vBulletin 3.7

Original Mod Thread Here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183329

This mod was marked "Re-usable Code" so I have added a new feature that turns this into an Image Verification mod.

I thank antialiasis for the groundwork and his original mod and thank him again for allowing the code to be re-used by the community.

This new version of NoSpam! called NoSpam! Image Enhancement turns the very popular NoSpam! mod into a custom image verification system. The VB4 version only works on Registration, Threads/Posts, and/or Contact Us pages.

Besides just setting a question and answer(s) you now also set an image which is displayed along with the question. You should make your question based on the image.

For example: If you have an image with two cats, you can ask the question, "How many cats are in this picture?" and you can set the acceptable answers to: 2 and two. (Answers are NOT case sensitive.)

If you used the original NoSpam! mod you will quickly understand how to format the question, image, and answers. If you never used the NoSpam! mod I have included specific instructions and examples.

Two example images are included with the zip and will be need to be uploaded to your /images/nospam directory (which you will create.)

When you import the product it will automatically be setup to work with the two example images.

These are EXAMPLES- you should add your own images and questions as soon as possible.

BE CREATIVE with your images and questions. The more creative you are the harder it will be for spammers to crack this.

Sometimes you might be able to ask several different questions based on the same picture.

Useful Tip: DO NOT include the answer to the question in the file name of the image. This will be the easiest way for bots to try and answer your questions.

This is Version 1.0 - Official Release

Demo: http://www.qapla.com/mods/sendmessage.php (on the "contact us" page) Will also show on the registration page.
(You must be logged out or a guest to see it in action on Qapla.com)

See screenshots for more examples.

Disability Compliance: Please understand this mod will make it impossible for blind users to register on your forum. The "alt" text of each image will tell people if they can't see the image please contact the administrator. Please be considerate and offer alternate means of registration on your forum somehow/somewhere besides your normal registration.

This has been tested on VB 4.0.8 and 4.2.0 and should work on all VB 4..x.x versions.

Please Mark as Installed if you use this.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 12:27
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Nice idea.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 12:31
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Thanks.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 12:43
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Would you suggest disabling the Human Verification Options and using this alone or use that, too?
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 15:25
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Would you suggest disabling the Human Verification Options and using this alone or use that, too?
Personally I use BOTH this and a random Q&A verification. Can't hurt, easy enough for someone to answer.
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Old 29 Jul 2011, 15:37
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Same here. I was just asking because the pic you posted didn't show both of them.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 01:01
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I'm tempted to try it if it's an easy install, but I fear it won't help. The spammers we're getting these days are obviously actual humans, not bots. They would have as little trouble with these pictures as they do with our Q&As.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 12:34
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
I'm tempted to try it if it's an easy install, but I fear it won't help. The spammers we're getting these days are obviously actual humans, not bots. They would have as little trouble with these pictures as they do with our Q&As.
What's your forum about?
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
What's your forum about?
This is way off topic for this mod, but in the interest of education: The one of which I was speaking is international web hosting, which prevents me from blocking any parts of the world. Another site - a small local community - sees no such problem, presumably because I've got most of the planet blocked off.

We're seeing at least one human a week, maybe two. I just can't imagine they can make any real money at this, especially if they have to make x posts before they can even post their first link. Of course, as soon as the links go up we've caught them.
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Old 01 Aug 2011, 14:13
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Ah that is a tough one... even if you made a question "on topic" they would likely know the answers.

However I wold still try this. I was certain I was getting hit with human spammers- but since implementing this my number of obvious spam registrations has dropped significantly.

Remember sometimes human spammers still run scripts and scripts are made around Q&A and ReCaptcha answers... When something new/different comes out like this their scripts just can't deal with it- and unless it becomes popular they may never update their scripts to work with a system like this.

Protection is from the relative obscurity of this mod/system.

If it's a real human going forum by forum one at a time nothing will ever really stop that of course- but a lot of "human" spammers use tools to speed that up- this WILL help against them.
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The author's going to have us shot for straying this far off topic (or thank us for the bumps ).

Good point. But realistically how often could I change the photos to stay ahead of their scripts? Wasn't there an add-on once that linked to a site where they dealt with this for you? I suppose it must have been a pay site.
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
The author's going to have us shot for straying this far off topic (or thank us for the bumps ).

Good point. But realistically how often could I change the photos to stay ahead of their scripts? Wasn't there an add-on once that linked to a site where they dealt with this for you? I suppose it must have been a pay site.
I'm the author. And I run an off-topic forum so I'm used to this.

My thought is that this isn't a popular mod, there are no scripts yet.
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Installed working on 4.1.10 but Random image not working
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 15:59
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Originally Posted by Nirjonadda View Post
Installed working on 4.1.10 but Random image not working
Can you explain what you mean by the "Random image" not working?

Did you setup multiple questions?

I have it working on 4.1.10 as you can see in this link:
http://www.qapla.com/mods/register.php

The images appear to be random.
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 10:33
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Can you explain what you mean by the "Random image" not working?

Did you setup multiple questions?

I have it working on 4.1.10 as you can see in this link:
http://www.qapla.com/mods/register.php

The images appear to be random.
done now random image working !
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this is awesome
I will donate you some money once I start making it
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